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Technical Program Manager – Media Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 855719BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

Business Operations is responsible for global program and project management, capital and portfolio management, resource prioritization, tracking and communication of performance, administrative services, AOP & LRP Planning, Space Management, and other key functions critical to the operation of the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology division.

The Global Program Management team for Media Engineering is focused on facilitating the design and engineering behind DMED Technology’s global infrastructure and production facilities. This includes programming systems and distribution of digital and linear networks worldwide and much more. The department supports a diverse set of Disney brands including: ABC, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and National Geographic.

This is a staff position within the DMED Technology: Business Operations - Global Program Management organization. The Technical Program Manager will focus on leading the planning and execution of strategic Engineering and Media Infrastructure programs. That department focuses on the design and implementation of the media infrastructure and global network for the acquisition, creation, and distribution of linear content.
This position requires proven experience in program management. Ideal candidates must be highly proactive, detail-oriented, and able to autonomously work on multiple assignments that may span the department. They must be capable of clearly communicating schedules, risks, status, and processes to a variety of business and technical audiences. They must be able to partner with project managers and technical leads outside their area to coordinate schedules and deliverables.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive activities for strategic technical programs
  • Develop appropriate plans and timelines
  • Ensure transparency of progress and issues/risks. Proactively drive risk mitigation and contingency planning, along with issue resolution
  • Communicate status, updates, and program summaries via presentations, email, and direct communication with key stakeholders and executive leadership
  • Ensure that all involved parties understand and accept their roles and responsibilities
  • Navigate the TWDC to effectively drive progress, even when the scope of responsibilities may be unclear
  • Track and report key program metrics, informing stakeholders as appropriate
  • Proactively drive, track, and report on impact to budgets
  • Collaborate with other program management colleagues to coordinate activities across multiple technology teams
  • Ensure team is held accountable for their deliverables
  • Understands most project domain components, including architecture, tools and deployment practices that development team is employing
  • Independently manage activities and resolve conflict within associated teams, with minimal influence from management
  • Effortlessly sift through “noise” and facilitate discussions and activities with a laser focus towards results
  • Exemplify leadership characteristics through collaboration, work ethic, and creative thinking. Strive to inspire others and deliver the best possible outputs
  • Coordinate with external vendors, where applicable

Basic Qualifications:

  • Drive activities for strategic technical programs
  • Develop appropriate plans and timelines
  • Ensure transparency of progress and issues/risks. Proactively drive risk mitigation and contingency planning, along with issue resolution
  • Communicate status, updates, and program summaries via presentations, email, and direct communication with key stakeholders and executive leadership
  • Ensure that all involved parties understand and accept their roles and responsibilities
  • Navigate the TWDC to effectively drive progress, even when the scope of responsibilities may be unclear
  • Track and report key program metrics, informing stakeholders as appropriate
  • Proactively drive, track, and report on impact to budgets
  • Collaborate with other program management colleagues to coordinate activities across multiple technology teams
  • Ensure team is held accountable for their deliverables
  • Understands most project domain components, including architecture, tools and deployment practices that development team is employing
  • Independently manage activities and resolve conflict within associated teams, with minimal influence from management
  • Effortlessly sift through “noise” and facilitate discussions and activities with a laser focus towards results
  • Exemplify leadership characteristics through collaboration, work ethic, and creative thinking. Strive to inspire others and deliver the best possible outputs
  • Coordinate with external vendors, where applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a media technology environment
  • Media engineering domain knowledge, or demonstrated aptitude for learning a technology-based engineering domain
  • Formal project management certifications


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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